Top Ten Greatest Disaster Movies

The Top Ten
1 The Day After Tomorrow

I want to work in Geography because of this film. Amazing. I am literally the biggest fan of this film ever.

Definitely one of the better films in the "disaster" subgenre.

This movie had a really interesting plot.

Fab film. Really engaging!

2 2012

It's the "mother of all disaster movies" as the late, great Roger Ebert said. As a movie it's one of the best of its kind and a really entertaining ride from start to finish.

It's the be-all, end-all of disaster films.

I love to way they made the movie... yeah

This is the best movie to watch on a 60" HD screen in the dark. On Blu Ray it's 20 times better!

3 Twister

This is a long time favorite of mine.
I wish I could have seen it in the cinnema but I was 1 year old when this movie came out.

4 Independence Day

The uh uh spaceships uh uh are going to uh uh going to uh possition themselves all uh over the uh uh world and uh uh than uh uh than uh... CHECKMATE! - Jeff Goldbloom (

Great movie, couldn't keep my eyes off the screen.

5 Titanic

No movie and mean no movie has ever made me unable to explain how amazing Titanic is. James Cameron has made a movie so well made and unforgettable as Titanic. Dicapreo and Winslet played as some of the most memorable characters in motion picture history and will never be forgotten, and I mean never.

Titanic is so good because the story and acting. It shows very much of titanic.
Just see the movie and you will understand what I mean.

Highest grossing movie of all time, ingeniously written, beautifully performed, skillfuly acted, engaging plot, unforgetable moments, shocking special effects, beautiful music, expert cinematography, a strong and thought provoking message about class discrimination and arranged marriage, brings history back to life and, on top of it all, had something no disaster movie has been able to include before or since, CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT!

6 Deep Impact

This film is well written and really lets you connect emotionally with the characters. It has some quite emotional scenes and that's even before the comet has hit. Unlike other disaster films, the audience is not invited to revel in the end destruction, instead it is invited to experience it from a real-world point perspective as if it was actually happening and you were stuck in the middle of it. Amazing film.

For some reason people don't find it sad its impact in the emotion is bigger than the meteor itself

7 The World's End

An all star cast of Simon Pegg, Paddy Considine, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Rosamund Pike and Eddie Marsan.

8 San Andreas

Literally one of my favourite films of ALL TIME. The Rock is amazing in it

9 The Poseidon Adventure

I'm sorry but this movie should be number 1. This movie is the granddaddy of all modern disaster movies and it's still best! The Towering Inferno should be a close number 2 on the list.

An absolute classic. Should be higher on the list! How is Category 7:end of the world above this?

10 Earthquake
The Contenders
11 Armageddon

By far the best disaster movie, you don't see Bruce Willis any better than in this. It's a action, heart pumping movie with a sad tearful story. Everything that you could want!

12 World War Z

Ah yes, good old WWZ. An unforgettable story about dozens of relateable characters telling their stories during a fictional zombie apocalypse scenario that goes into surprising detail about the economic, geopolitical, social, religious and even environmental effects of such a scenario.

Oh wait, that's the BOOK WWZ! You mean the movie about Brad Pit crashing planes and dodging explosions to save the world from a bland generic zombie infestation that lacks any character development whatsoever and was so bad that even the author of the original work publicly stated that it was a piece.


13 Dante's Peak

I love this movie. I've seen it a bunch of times and it never gets old.

Best volcano thriller movie ever done!

Next to twister and deep inpact is this also a high favorite.
I love this one.

14 Cloverfield
15 The Impossible

Seriously? This movie ranks below category 7 and deep impact? Did you see this movie? It needs to be near the top of your your top 10 at least.

I would rate this movie at the top of the list emotionally very powerful movie. realism too close for comfort.Brilliant

Best film ever!

16 The Towering Inferno
17 Category 7: The End of the World
18 War of the Worlds (2005)

The remake is a success, and Tom Cruise has great acting. It really shows the emotion and fear of the movie. I still fear tripods coming out of the ground.

This is a great remake

19 10.5
20 Vertical Limit
21 Airplane!
22 I Am Legend
23 Godzilla (2014)
24 Volcano
25 The Perfect Storm
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